I had an issue with fireworks hanging when trying to view hidden panels/windows. So I reinstalled Fireworks to see if that fixed the problem. Now it hangs on load after the startup screen.
I have the full version of Fireworks CS5 and running Mac 10.6.8 Macbook Pro.
Has anyone had this issue?
Try deleting the entire "macromedia" folder in the ~/Library/Preferences/ folder. Others have reported that this works for them.
I had tried many things like cleaning preferences, remove fonts, but only this worked. And it's a much simpler solution than all the others that are suggested:
Believe me, it's all because of Flash Firebug in FIREFOX! I disabled flash firebug in firefox, restarted firefox, removed the flash firebub, closed firefox, opened the fireworks, and happiness returned to my macbook. After much time and many attempts the fireworks works again.
I can not believe that a firefox plugin could cause me so much trouble.
Here is the source of the solution that saved my day: http://www.hightechdad.com/2012/04/23/how-to-fix-adobe-fireworks-hanging-after-launch-on-m acos/
I have posted this solution on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19553670/fireworks-crashing-on-opening-cs6-and-cs5-mac- os-x-mountain-lion-and-mavericks